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Moore's Law Doesn't Apply to Health Care Technology

The recurring theme at the TedMed conference earlier this month was the application of Moore's Law to health care. As Robin Carey noted after the conference on Social Media Today, the idea that Moore's Law could be driving health care innovation "has given American medicine a sense of inevitable optimism." Moore's Law, which is more a rule of thumb than a law, originally applied to computer hardware and the notion that the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years.
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